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it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close, and that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday, and then of cour
. >> petraeus resigned from his post as cia director after his affair with his by og gra fer paula broadwell went public two days ago. much more on the investigation in a few minutes on cnn. >>> a bipartisan plan for immigration reform appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsay graham say their plan includes a tough love path to citizenship. graham and schumer teamed up on immigration back in 2010, and that plan went nowhere. republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to at least 113. nearly two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are still clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. communitying to get a little easier for new jersey residents. the p.a.t.h. train system from new jersey to manhattan will resume at 5:00 a.m. more on the power outages across the region in just a few minutes as well. >>> israel fired warning shots into neighboring syria today effectively telling syria keep that civil w
complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>> each revelation brings 100 new questions and my colleague chris lawrence joins me from the pentagon to answer some of them. chris, so many twists and turns in this story. it's hard to keep track, quite frankly. let's begin with general john allen. we're talking about 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, many of them to jill kelley. it really seems like an incredible amount of e-mail traffic between a high-ranking general and a woman who really is just a volunteer for the military. how unusual is this? and what
petraeus' then mistress paula broadwell apparently saw as a rival. a whole new chapter in a saga that since last friday has been one bombshell after another. and so far, all of them have something to do with kelley. she's a volunteer military liaison at the air force base, home of the u.s. central command in tampa, florida. kelley complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>> each revelation brings 100 new questions and my colleague chris lawrence joins me from the pentagon to answer some of them. chris, so many twists and turns in this story. it's har
is apparently the woman who is being called the other woman, the woman who was the recipient of paula broadwell's threatening e-mails. i want to read a statement that jill kelly and her husband have released to the press. we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children. we can tell you that a source has told cnn that the e-mail that she received allegedly from paula broadwell was, quote, jealous in tone but the source did not know anything more about the content of this e-mail or whether there was more than one e-mail. we do know that the source said that miss kelley went to the fbi in tampa where she lives. so there you go. the other woman, whatever you want to make of her, has now released saying that they are close with the petraeuses and they, too, have children. so many questions left to be asked. we're back in a moment. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atri
he is pea naj chief. the affair itself with a hard driving west point grad named paula broadwell, the fbi probe of it which began with menacing e-mails sent by broadwell to yet another woman with whom petraeus is close. and the fallout, congressional outrage over, a, being kept in the dark and, b, not being able to question petraeus in this week's hearings on the benghazi attack in september. at least perhaps not yet. i want to bring in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, adultery can be a crime in the military but it is not in the cia. it can, however, be a risky, risky endeavor. are there any indications at this point that our national security was threatened in the petraeus case? >> well, ashleigh, so far there is no indication of that but the facts have not come out in public. earlier today retired general james "spider "marks who broadwell once worked for and knows petraeus addressed this very question. >> there's absolutely almost zero percent chance that national security was compromised or was at risk. now, clearly, based on an initial investigation, there
paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call their new group the national collisialiti forces of the syrian revolution. it's considered a final step no order to oust bashar. his group is fighting terrorists bent on destabilizing syria. >>> israel fired warning shots telling syria keep that civil war inside your own country. a spokesman said a shell hit a post today and they are deeply concerned about the potential for he kalejs. >>> israel is ready to ramp
she received from another woman. that woman was paula broadwell who wrote petraeus's biography. she said she used to jog with the general while he was leading the war in afghanistan. they got to know each other. the fbi checked petraeus's e-mail accounts and said they had not been compromised. petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it is unclear if broadwell has been questioned. i want to bring in joel kelly, her husband released this statement earlier today. this is the statement. it says, "we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." we are also now learning that paula broadwell revealed information regarding the investigation of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, li a libya. a video of her speaking in denver has now surface odd youtube. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, about the the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get the
that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they teamed up in 2010, and that plan went nowhere, but the republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> death toll from superstorm sandy has climbed to 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. commuting could -- combatting the cold could get easier for new jersey residents as the train will reopen tuesday. >>> and there is new pressure from u.s. and arab nations to meet. they met in qatar and agreed to call the new group the international coalition of the syrian revolution, and it is a vital push to oust the president al assad. >>> today, in syria, rebel groups said to keep that civil war inside of your own country. a spokesman said that a mortar shell hit a military base and i
biographer paula broadwell. >>> two new reported deaths have raised the death toll of sandy to 113. power has been restored in most of new york and new jersey, and full-blown protests have erupted on long island with hundreds of angry residents picketing the utility provider. more on that in a moment on cnn. >>> a bipartisan immigration policy seems to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says their plan is a tough-love look at immigration. they teamed up in 2009, but that plan went nowhere, but republicans may have more motivation after the losses last week. >>> and after a massive explosion last night in a neighborhood, 200 people were evacuated. in indianapolis, the spark damaged 30 homes and damage is estimated at $36 million. about 200 people were evacuated and the federal and the local authorities are still investigating what caused the explosion. >>> in north dakota, no question about it, winter has arrived. parts of bismarck got ten inches of snow this weekend and other parts of the state got as much as a foot and a half. no more snow is expected this week, but the tempe
in afghanistan. and more than an affair? searching the home of mistress paula broadwell. >>> fashion faux pas. known for its runway shows but racism in the briefest of briefs? >>> we talk to michigan state head coach tom izzo live this hour. "newsroom" starts now. >>> and good morning from washingt washington. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us. this morning, a shocking new development in the sex scandal that toppled one of the most respect respected men in washington. now it has snared another top general, john allen, commander of all international troops in afghanistan. today the feds are sifting through a mountain of e-mails and messages he traded with a woman named jill kelley. a mind boggling 20,000 to 30,000 pages and agents are searching for anything inappropriate. now here is the common link. that woman, kelley, jill kelley, she's the one who received harassing e-mails supposedly from petraeus' jealous mistress, paula broadwell. petraeus admits to the affair with broadwell and has said that this woman, kelley, is a family friend. we'll take a look at each of these pl
marital affair with paula broadwell. a friend jill kelley asked to investigate harassing e-mails see whas receiving from paula broadwell. the "wall street journal" saying the fbi agent who initiated the investigation at kelli's request is under scrutiny. the agent has not been identified but allegedly sent kelley shirtless photos of himself. started with a complaint about harassing e-mails. he here's what we know about the woman who made that complaint, jill kelley, married to a cancer surgery, she has three daughters, lived in tampa, well-known among washington social circles. they have been friends with general patreaus and his family for five years. friends describe kelley as an innocent victim about e-mails accuse kelley of flirting with patreaus. how does this impact the careers of the two generals but also implications as well in defense secretary leon panetta has asked that general john allen's nomination to be supreme commander put on hold. for patreaus, panetta asked whether any kags that his affair started when he was still in active duty. >> we obviously are going to watch this
-mail investigation. officials told cnn that this woman complained that paula broadwell was sending her harassing e-mails. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in baghdad, and when this information came through, we learned about u.s. and afghan troops. >> well, i think it is taking it a little too far. there is a bull's eye, i think a lot of this dialogue is overlooking the very strong relationships that many units have with their partner afghan units and the ministries where this happens, in fact. some of their soldiers, typically called afghan hands, have great respect. i can't go too far and say there is a target on everybody's back. >> susan kelly is joining us now, tracking this story since it first broke. this is getting really complicated. what is the latest on this e-mail investigation and how it led to petraeus stepping down, suzanne. >> reporter: well, as you just mentioned we know now from a u.s. official, that the woman complained that paula broadwell, sending harassing e-mails, that prompted the investigation. we also know from that source that the investigation led to discoveries of e
an admonition to, quote, back off, came from paula broadwell. while combing through broadwell's e-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing som
commander of nato. we're also hearing more from paula broadwell. mistress of david petraeus and petraeus, of course, was general john allen's predecessor in afghanistan. i know this is confusing. he retired from the military to take up the directorship of the cia, which catapulted this story to the top of the list. he quit last friday when his affair was exposed through anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to remember that woman at the beginning of the show? jill kelley? she sent the e-mails to jill kelley and the most pressing questions is whether mrs. broadwell got her hands on some secret military information that she sure as heck was not entitled to see and that's why the fbi did this. late at night, fbi agents raiding mrs. broadwell's north korea home on monday. it's why a 16-month panel discussion that might never have seen the light of day at the aspen institute all of a sudden now becomes very interesting. some added cig significance, shall we saw, because mrs. broadwell talked about being in general petraeus' inner circle in afghanistan. >> and i was embedded with general petra
was writing his biography. paula broadwell. the official says there were concerns petraeus as head of the cia could be blackmailed. he acknowledged an extramarital affair in his resignation letter to colleagues. it's not clear if broadwell is the woman who was having an fair with. we've been unable to reach her for comment on this. >>> now petraeus was appointed cia chief last november. before that, he was the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. we get more on his legacy and unexpected resignation from chris lawrence. >> reporter: he sent this letter to the rest of the cia on friday admitting to them that he had an affair and that he went to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the president did accept that resignation. effectively shaking up the national security team just days after the election. by the time david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. in 2003, he commanded the 101st airborne during the march on baghdad. it was in iraq that he asked a roert, te
paula broadwell and how they met general petraeus. >> she is a married woman of two and she met him and started researching this disser tags that later turned into a book and contacted him via e-mail and person and that's where it all began. >> athena jones, thanks for that update from washington. >> thanks. >> so general petraeus was originally scheduled to testify before congress. you heard athena reporting on that. he won't, though lawmakers may still compel him to at some point instead acting director michael more rel will take over. michael hayden explains why. >> i know some people are saying that they were hopeful that general petraeus personally would testify but, frankly, you want the agency to testify. you want someone who is knowledgeable about the event, what the agency knew, what the agency did. and mike morell is fully qualified to do that. now, at some later date they may want general petraeus to come back in and give his personal impressions. i understand that. but the hearings go on and cia will be there telling what it knew about that event. >> and michael morell i
biographer, paula broadwell, sent harassing e-mails to a woman close to petraeus. according to an official, it was that probe that caused the investigation of petraeus and broadwell. a phone call from the fbi came on election night. but it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> the fbi director had the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest date. it has been going on for several month and yet now it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't added a up. >> reporter: among other questions, why weren't key lawmakers told sooner? the house and senate intelligence committees weren't informed until friday. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes. absolutely. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: not everyone on the hill was totally in the dark. house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi leader told him about the affair and a possible securit
a farfetched plot from the cable soap "army wives." now another woman is involved that paula broadwell allegedly sent her these harassing e-mails because of her friendship with the general. how does the military community make sense of all of this? >> i think the most important thing to remember about the petraeus family is that they have spent their entire marriage working for the military. holly petraeus is so well known for her work with predatory lenders and trying to end the military foreclosures on homes. this is a family that is known for fighting for the military family itself. >> i just can't even imagine how mrs. petraeus is feeling this morning. i want to talk a little bit more about ms. broadwell, though. she's military herself. she wrote a book on the general. she used that book -- she used that to plug her book on comedy central's jon stewart. she's writing her dissertation on the general. even after the affair is over allegedly writes harassing e-mails to a woman who knows the general. what do you make of her? >> what i think is important about that relationship is we've
point grad, paula broadwell. the man who co-wrote the biography with broadwell said he was clueless that there was an affair going on. >> sure, both of them looked back on what has now tran spired and realized they both made the biggest mistakes of their lives. and i assume both of them re great it tremendously. but i would bet both of them, you know, sort of come roaring back. >> the affair ended at some point, broadwell allegedly sent what a source describes as jealous e-mails to kelley. perhaps perceiving kelley as a competitor. now petraeus says he was never involved with kelley, however it was kelley's involvement with general john allen, the top military leader in afghanistan, that may cost another commander his reputation. we now know that the president knew of allen's troubles on friday, a short time ago the white house, press secretary, responded to the latest turn of events. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, at eye save and i would refer you to the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> all ri
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell was linking to the investigation, but it's not clear at the time how. >> to paraphrase yogi berra, it's not over until it's over. cnn says it's over in florida with some provisional votes to be counted. barack obama has the lead with just over 75,000 votes. he has a final tally of 332. >> this weekend, americans will honor those who have served in the arms forces. this is fayetteville, but scenes like this are playing out all across the country. tomorrow, the president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unzoneu unzones. >> the marine corps is celebrating a big birthday. today is the marine corps's 237th anniversary. a committee of the congress -- continental congress formed the marines in 1775 to fight in the revolutionary war. >>> after the headlines, these stories are trending now on cnn.com today. it looks like post election fallout. murray energy an ohio coal company said it has been forced to lay off 160 workers. it blames the bleak economic prospects facing the coal industry as the president heads into a second term.
-mails between paula broadwell and david petraeus. broadwell is the woman who wrote his biography. the fbi looks to see whether his communications had been compromised, and they said they had not been. now, petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it's not clear if broadwell has been questioned and if she will be. a u.s. official said petraeus was never a target of an investigation and that a tip about an affair led to that probe. now, general petraeus was scheduled to testify next week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now what happens now that he's gone? suzanne kelly is in washington with that part of this big story. >> susan, as washington reels from the announcement not only that david petraeus is stepping down from the post, but also from the admission he was having an extramarital affair, a u.s. official has said the counter intelligence unit was investigating a tip that he was having an affair because they needed to determine whether there was a potential security risk. the official telling cnn there was no suggestion that the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possibl
for interviews. nor has paula broadwell. still a lot of unanswered questions with her. in terms of has she had her wings clipped in this, i will tell you that my colleague barbara starr was able to confirm yesterday from u.s. officials that her security clearances have been suspended pending the outcome of the fbi investigation. of but we're also hearing from fran townsend who is our national security contributor that the information that they were hauling out, you remember the pictures from paula's home on monday night, the fbi was there for about five hours, the information they were hauling out according to fran is nothing really egregious. it may not even lead to formal charges against her. but of course, the decision on whether or not they will charge her anything will come from the department of justice. >> what about suzanne kelley. >> you mean jill kelley. not me. that's how many players we're trying to juggle. >> suzanne kelly. jill kelley's incredible access to the air force base has also been curtailed. all the while, there is this fbi agent in the tampa field office named fred hump
is the access that these women, jill kelley and paula broadwell seemed to have to them. have they had their wings clipped? >> well, this is such a fascinating discussion in so many different directions you can take on it. it was great reporting from kyra phillips that you just played a few minutes ago. there are still some really tough questions even for general petraeus. he didn't come public about this. he didn't come clean. he didn't start apologizing till after he was caught. i think we do have to offer a little bit of pushback. he hasn't made himself available for interviews. nor has paula broadwell. still a lot of unanswered questions with her. in terms of has she had her wings clipped in this, i will tell you that my colleague barbara starr was able to confirm yesterday from u.s. officials that her security clearances have been suspended pending the outcome of the fbi investigation. of but we're also hearing from fran townsend who is our national security contributor that the information that they were hauling out, you remember the pictures from paula's home on monday night, th
there is an ongoing leak investigation, which is why fbi agents were searching paula broadwell's home. so he's left himself some room there. he mentioned the protocols and withholding judgment. what he's referencing is a 2007 attorney general memo that talks about communications between the white house and the justice department on criminal investigations. that they're supposed to be between the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, with the white house counsel, and the deputy white house counsel. we don't know those communications take place and, by the way, this memo, says the most important thing is that there should be no inhibition to those communications when it affects national security or espionage. which means if somebody was hiding behind this memo to not tell the white house, they probably were wrong. and i think the president is waiting -- withholding judgment, but likely they should have told him. >> all right, everybody stand by. because there is a lot more to do, to discuss including the president, what i thought the president's very generous comments to mitt romney, his
? the person who wrote his biography, paula broadwell. and no one may have found out had the fbi not followed up on a complaint about his mistress sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to petraeus. bob, how big of a deal is this for the cia? >> it's big. i've never seen a cia director walk out the door like this confessing to an affair right before crucial hearings next week. whether he shows up or not, we don't know. what he's going to say now that he's not cia director could be explosive. we have not seen the last chapter in this at all. >> you believe we're missing the real story here. why? >> don, we are. first of all, you have to get clear, the fbi does not investigate affairs, adultery, anything like that. it doesn't do it routinely. it's too busy. something came to their attention. and it wasn't harassing e-mails. you can't go to your local fbi office and say, hey, i'm getting nasty e-mails, will you please look into it? they'll throw you out the door. secondly, in order to get into petraeus' e-mail, the fbi would have needed a warrant. it's called a title 3 warrant or a nat
about paula broadwell. what do you know about her? how she met general david petraeus? >> she's a mother of two, a married mother of two. she lives in charlotte, north carolina. she met him in 2006 when the general came to the graduate school at harvard to give a speech. so she was a student then. she met him and she started later on doing a dissertation on him. all the research she decided to turn into a book. so she was keeping in touch with him by e-mail. and of course, as you know, she spent time with him in afghanistan and went on the long runs we heard her talk about in interviews. so it seems like she's known him for several years. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> here's a question for you. is the republican party in need of a makeover? how do they revamp the party after tuesday's losing election? a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do
about just what those e-mails contain. fred? >> what more can you tell us about paula broadwell. >> reporter: we know that she's a married mother of two, lives in charlotte, north carolina, and first met general petraeus back in 2006 when he came to harvard's kennedy school of government to give a speech. she was a graduate student there and she was doing a dissertation on him that later turned into a book and had those in-person interviews that we've been hearing about. more is emerging as time goes on. fred? >> thank you so much from washington. so general petraeus was originally scheduled to testify before congress. libya, you heard athena reporting on that. lawmakers may still compel him to, at some point. instead, acting director michael mc morell will take over. general michael hayden has more on why. >> there is reasons that general petraeus will testify but frankly you want the agency to testify. you want someone who is knowledgeable about the event, what the agency knew, what the agency did, and mike morell is fully qualified to do that. now, at some later date they may
never shared classified information with his mistress, paula broadwell. of course, as you know, she is at the epicenter of this scandal. new this is morning she is not likely to face charges. fbi agents raided her home, taking computers and other documents earlier this week. finally, we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first investigated the whole mess. by now you probably know him as the shirtless agent, the guy who sent a shirtless photo to jill kelly, the other woman involved in this mess. fbi agents name is frederick humphries, over those supposedly harassing e-mails now linked to paula broadwell. hope you got that. >>> controversy over benghazi, as you know, has reached a boiling point, though. yesterday at his first press conference, being row elected, president obama has strong words for anyone who blames u.s. -- united nations ambassador susan rice for the benghazi response. here is what the president said. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been prov
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